Submit an app to itunes - No MAC

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by markw8286, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. markw8286 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, brand new to the forum, after advice - I am having an app developed and tested by a third party developer - I would like to submit the finished product to itunes app store - however dont have a MAC (work on windows 7) to download the developer program which i believe i need to submit it? Im not doing any programming or testing as the developer i have will do it - i just want to submit and distribute it - Is there any way around this?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Chundles macrumors G4

    Chundles

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    The SDK requires a Mac (MAC is a make-up brand and an acronym for Media Access Control) running Snow Leopard.

    It won't run on Windows, you need a Mac.
     
  3. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    All of this is true. But none of it actually answers the question. Technically to upload a binary which is already signed with a distribution key all you need is a web browser and a login to iTunes Connect.

    Of course if the OP has not given his distribution key to the developer, or has not yet paid the $99 to Apple to get access to the full developer program, none of that matters.

    OP: please clarify. What, exactly, are you getting from the developer?
     
  4. markw8286 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have a developer who will do the

    UI and framework design
    Code and test for all the functions
    Integration and test

    1 framework design
    1.1 loading and splash screen
    1.2 UI design and location(coding)
    1.3 business logic design
    1.4 UI confirm and rework

    2 function implement
    2.1 easily password protect your confidential messages
    2.2 A watchlist is required
    2.3 Background Monitor
    2.4 keep to the Archived folder
    2.5 other functions
    2.6 testing and rework

    3 Integration and test
    3.1 beta publish and confirm
    3.2 testing and rework


    Basically a working app, that will be ready for submission. I havent paid the $99 as of yet, as i wanted to find out if i had it made that i would be able to submit it in the first place without a MAC? All i want to do it submit the working app...
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Read my reply above. Assuming you have a paid-up developer account log into developer.apple.com/iphone and click on iTunes Connect on the right. You can upload the signed, compressed binary from the developer. This is only valid if the binary is signed with a distribution key. If you do not have a paid-up developer account you cannot submit to the store regardless of the OS you are running on.
     
  6. markw8286 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, sounds promising, so basically i can get and pay for the app developer program $99 (£59) and apple gives me a distributer key - which i pass on to the developer - i then receive the completed app from the developer and am able to upload to itunes - through windows
     

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